Wednesday, May 07, 2008


Welcome to my latest guest, the talented Kathleen Grieve... Kathleen is going to offer you a special gift today, too, a download of her book, so be sure to leave a comment and you're entered for the draw, okay? Now, over to today's star....


I often wonder why we fantasize. Is it our brain’s way of stimulating our consciousness to make us aware of our deep rooted desires? While trying to think of a blog topic for Fantasy Pages, my mind kept coming back to the blog’s title~ FANTASY. Fantasy lovers, fantasy jobs, fantasy--well, you get the idea. The list could go on and on…

And then my mind turned another degree and I wondered about the fantasies I wove into my book, THE DOCTOR’S DECEPTION. My heroine Nurse Faith Daniels is obsessed with Godiva Chocolate. Well, anything chocolate will do, but Godiva is her favorite. Fortunately for her, my hero Dr. Stone Lassiter was born with the brown eyes. Here’s a chapter one excerpt that begins Faith’s fantasy of the delectable Dr. Lassiter:

Faith’s thoughts drifted back to Dr. Lassiter. An image of his hard, chocolate brown eyes rose before her. What would it be like to melt that chocolate? Faith shivered.

And from chapter three…

Her earlier thought returned. What would it be like to melt that chocolate? Too bad she didn’t even own a fondu pot.

Just from those brief lines, the reader gets some really good insight into what this woman really desires deep inside. What happens when she acts on that fantasy? Well, you’ll have to read to find out.

But what about my hero? What does the uptight Dr. Lassiter fantasize about? Well, Faith of course! Here’s an excerpt from chapter nine that gives you a clue:

The breeze ruffled a few strands of pale blonde hair around her forehead. She pushed them out of her eyes, and he stared at the bow bobbing right between her breasts. Gaze lifting to the swell of her cleavage exposed by the deep neckline of the red blouse she wore, he bit back a groan.

Ever since she’d walked into her living room this morning, he’d had an itch to tug on the bow and un-wrap her like a Christmas present.

Stone only has one thing on his mind~sex. The tension he’s feeling is palpable and by the end of the chapter he knows he’s in big trouble where this woman is concerned.

As I read romance, I want to be completely lost in the fantasy of the world the author has built for me to delve into. It is one way that I can relieve my stress and leave my worries behind, if only for an hour or two. Which is another great reason for fantasizing.

Have you ever lived one of your fantasies? You know what I mean. Have you added a little spice to your romantic relationships? Ever dreamed of sky diving and then took that plunge? Attained the unattainable? I’ve always wondered about that. If you did, was the experience everything you’d expected? Was the sex hotter? Or did it grow cold? Did you jump from that plane or off that cliff only to fall flat?

There is that old saying, “be careful what you wish for…” I’m not much of a risk taker, so I’ll just live my fantasies through my characters. But what about you?

The Doctor's Deception
Available in Print/Ebook form on 06/25/08
Print ISBN:1-60154-287-9
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  1. The passages from your book are wonderful! Great blog Kathleen.

  2. I love your excerpts!

    Of course I fantasize, and I even wish for things, but I think hard on my wishes now and they are usually those I really do believe could and will come true!

  3. Ah fantasy. It is my life. :)
    Well, no, it's my characters' lives. So there's always some fantasy or another running through my brain.

    great excerpts, kiddo! I'm looking forward to reading about the doctor's deception.

  4. My characters have great sex lives. LOL

  5. You amazing girl, you!

    How you manage to shuffle nursing, family, helping other writers, and writing between attending kid's sports events is utterly amazing.

    Fantastic cover for a fantastic story.

    You rock, Kathleen!

  6. Hi Kathleen!

    Sorry I'm in late. I think that often times, we escape into our fantasy worlds to simply escape. The mudane world leaves so much to be desired anymore, that to sink into a fantasy of your own, or someone else's can be very theraputic! : D Especially if you can have a little fun in the process of a little fantasy fulfillment... nudge nudge... hehe

    Great blog, great excerpts!

  7. Thanks Rebecca! Can't wait untile June 25th when DD comes out!

  8. Emma,

    I'm with you. I think with enough BRAIN POWER, we can make anything happen!

  9. *lizzie,

    I should've remembered the genre of "fantasy", too. But that is a whole other blog for another day...LOL. Since you're the expert, it may be a subject you want to tackle! :)

  10. Cheryl,

    I've read your character's sex lives...LOL...and that ain't NO LIE! *g*

  11. Sheesh,'re making me blush! Thanks for stopping by. I know you are absolutely DROWNING with everything right now...but don't forget to get back to that hot detective you're writing about...

  12. Two of my favorite topics sex and chocolate. I can't wait to escape into the pages of this book. I fantasize hour after hour day after day. Work,sex,and food are my top three.Oh what if baby!
    Where I work there is not much eye candy! But on my way to the bathroom yesterday I had a mini adventure low and behold there was a hunkola engineer walking with some files! Bronze and Blond. Where did he come from? Mental note to self start using the bathroom on the second floor and first. Why didn't I have my phone with me to take a darn picture and text it to all my girls. I hope I did not make it too obvious as I devoured him head to toe with my eyes. Fantasy is a beautiful thing!

  13. Your voice is terrific! I love a good medical story. Congratulations.

    jj Keller, writing fantasies with spice and humor.

  14. Kathleen!! This is going so well, I am very happy that I posted it early. I agree with all your wonderful "fans" and can't wait to see your book released!! I know it will be a huge success.

    More later, I'm sure....


  15. Red~
    who knew my baby sister could write romance? Must run in the family genes. LOL. Thanks for stopping by and sharing the story of the BLOND FILING GOD...I can just see him sauntering down the hall...hmmm.

  16. Thanks, jj. You're unwavering belief and support in me with the occasional "kick" in the sassafrass helped make DD possible!

  17. Denyse~

    It is a pleasure to be here and thanks so much for the opportunity!

  18. Great little smidgeons you've shared with us, Kathleen - thanks!

    I think we all have our little fantasies, don't we? As far as acting upon them, nah - I'll just keep them in my head for my own personal enjoyment!

    I am thinking that I'd like to be the one wearing that red blouse with the bow that he's wanting to untie!

    Have a great day!

  19. Well said Laurie! And I hope that I achieved that when I wrote it~for every woman to want to be in Faith's shoes, er...blouse! LOL

  20. Aw shoot! I hoped by turning up late I'd get to read some juicy confessions about fantasy fulfillment in the comments.

    C'mon. Fess up! =)

    Sounds like a great read, Kathleen! Congrats.

  21. Lainey,
    Where's your fantasy confession? LOL.

  22. CONGRATULATIONS, LAURIE D! My hubby pulled your name out of the hat and you have one a free copy of my book!

    Please email me off loop at and send me your email addy!

  23. Thank you (and your hubby), Kathleen! I'm excited to be your winner and can't wait to read about your doctor!!

    Have a terrific weekend!


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